for orchestra and piano
Gnessin Virtuosi orchestra
(EP. Total time 23:59)
Composed by Anton Batagov in 2015
I studied at the Gnessin school. It is one of the world's best music schools, a national cultural treasure. Recently I came up with an idea to play some of my compositions with Gnessin virtuosi, a Gnessin school student orchestra. I think we adult musicians can learn something from them: not only their enthusiasm and passion but also the performance quality. The orchestra has performed extensively in Russia and abroad. Their repertory ranges from early music to contemporary compositions and collaborations with rock and ethnic musicians. The conductor Mikhail Khokhlov has been the director of the Gnessin school and the artistic director of Gnessin virtuosi for 30 years. So now I am listening to our first recording made at the hall where I used to play my school examination programs and my first recitals, and I can't believe that the performers are aged 13 to 17 years...
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